Bible Text: Revelation 21:1-8 | Preacher: Ray Galea | Series: Prepared To Be Loved | We come to the end of the series on Union with Christ which takes us to the end of the bible and the end of the age.
There we find that God`s plan will climax with the new creation where God himself will come down and dwell with us in the new earth and we will see him face to face.
Bible Text: Matthew 28:11-20 | Preacher: Ray Galea | Series: Prepared To Be Loved | The great commission would become the great omission were it not for the great promise. Jesus' last words in Matthew's gospel is “Surely I will be with you always to the very end of the age.” Jesus is with us while we are on his Mission.
Bible Text: Romans 8:5-17 | Preacher: Ray Galea | Series: Prepared To Be Loved | The great wonder of Christianity is that God himself through his Spirit makes his home within those who call on the name of Jesus.
His Spirit not only dwells and transforms us in Christ but functions like our adoption papers enabling us to call the judge of all the earth, “DAD".
Bible Text: Romans 6:1-14 | Preacher: Ray Galea | Series: Prepared To Be Loved | It's possible to be at two places at the same time. Those who are united with Christ have died with Christ and as a result have died to Sin. We are also united with Christ in his resurrection and are set free from our slavery to sin.
Bible Text: John 12:20-36 | Preacher: David Cook | Series: Prepared To Be Loved | The way of Jesus is the way of his people. As a seed needs to be put into the ground and die for it to bear many seeds so the Son of man must die for many to live. Those who follow Jesus have also been called to die that others may live. As David Cook puts it, Jesus is the Germinator not the Terminator.
Bible Text: Matthew 1:18-25 | Preacher: Ray Galea | Series: Prepared To Be Loved | In the fullness of time God became flesh and permanently side with us humans. The Christ we are united to is not only truly God but he is also truly human.
He is our sympathetic high priest who gets us.
Bible Text: Jeremiah 31: 27-34 | Preacher: Ray Galea | Series: Prepared To Be Loved | The God of the bible is the God of covenant. He binds himself to his people and binds himself to his covenantal promises.
We explore the nature of covenants in the Old Testament with the assurance that God is trustworthy.
Bible Text: Genesis 1:24-31 | Preacher: Ray Galea | Series: Prepared To Be Loved | The building blocks for understanding union with Christ is understanding who we are as humans.
We go to the beginning in Genesis ` and their discover every human is made in God`s image. While the fall impacted our capacity to reflect God`s glory being united with Christ means we are being renewed in Christ.
Bible Text: Ephesians 1:3-14 | Preacher: Ray Galea | Series: Prepared To Be Loved | We discover that our relationship with our Lord reaches back before time and stretches forward into eternity.